Watchdog: GSA needs to account for contractor PIV cards
The General Services Administration continues to have problems with managing identity cards it issues to contractors to access its buildings and IT systems, according to a report from agency’s Office of Inspector General.
The report, issued on Nov. 4, covers an audit period between February, 2017 and August, 2019. It builds on an OIG 2016 audit that found the agency couldn’t account for 15,000 of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards it issued to its contractors. The report also said the agency didn’t collect PIV cards from 445 contract employees who failed background checks.
The more recent audit, said the report, showed GSA activated 39,090 contract employee PIV cards. The report said the OIG’s review of data from the GSA Credential and Identity Management System (GCIMS) showed the agency could not account for